Wells Fargo: Pennsylvania Grant

Wells Fargo Foundation

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Nov 1, 2018

Applicant type: Nonprofit Indigenous Group Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Pennsylvania: Allegheny County, Berks County, Bucks County, Carbon County, Chester County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in Pennsylvania: Allegheny County, Berks County, Bucks County, Carbon County, Chester County Expand all

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We appreciate your interest in Wells Fargo's philanthropic goals and objectives. At Wells Fargo, we believe that grant-making decisions are more effective when made locally. That's why Wells Fargo is actively involved in the communities where we live and work, and why our team members are leaders in helping our communities succeed.

In Pennsylvania, we serve the following regions and counties:
  • Greater Philadelphia: Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Delaware
  • Central Pennsylvania: Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, York
  • Lehigh Valley: Lehigh, Northampton
  • Northeast Pennsylvania: Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill
  • Western Pennsylvania: Allegheny

Our Giving Priorities

We know that our company can only be as strong as the communities we serve. That is why we are committed to making sure that cities, towns, and neighborhoods across our region are strong, vibrant places to live, work, and grow.

At Wells Fargo we take our corporate citizenship very seriously and we are proud of the work we do on behalf of our communities. Thank you for taking the time review this website and for allowing Wells Fargo to be part of your community.

Wells Fargo makes grants in two primary areas:

Community Development

We support the improvement of low- and moderate-income communities through programs that:

  • Create and sustain affordable housing
  • Facilitate financial literacy and empowerment
  • Provide job training and workforce development
  • Revitalize and stabilize communities


We support organizations that:

  • Promote academic achievement for low- and moderate-income students
  • Eliminate the pre-K – 12th grade achievement gap in public education through curriculum-based or school-sponsored programs

“Low- and moderate-income” is defined as income less than 80 percent of the area median income for the community served.

Wells Fargo also considers grants in the following areas:

Arts and Culture

We consider requests from organizations that work to enhance community diversity through:

  • Access to cultural experiences for low- and moderate-income individuals
  • Availability of a broad array of artistic opportunities and venues that reflect the community’s diversity

Civic Engagement

We consider requests from organizations that work to enhance a community’s quality of life through projects in:

  • Public policy
  • Community beautification
  • Civic leadership
  • Citizen education
  • Cultural diversity


We are committed to building strong environmental practices through programs that:

  • Conserve natural resources
  • Protect endangered species
  • Preserve the global environment

Human Services

We consider requests from social and human service organizations that :

  • Enable and sustain independence for individuals and families
  • Give access to health education programs and quality health care

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  • Wells Fargo makes contributions to organizations with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, as well as qualified tribal and governmental agencies, including public school systems.


  • Requests that receive lower priority:
    • Private foundations
    • Supporting organizations sub-classified as 509(a)(3) by the IRS
    • Capital campaigns
    • Recreational, athletic, or sports teams, programs, or leagues
  • Please note that Wells Fargo is unable to consider grants for the following:
    • Individuals
    • International organizations
    • Religious organizations, unless they are engaged in programs that are non-sectarian, benefit a broad base of the community, and have a separate 501(c)(3) designation
    • Political action committees, causes, or candidates
    • Alumni organizations
    • Individual schools (private, public, charter, or parochial)
    • Travel or conferences for non-profit agency personnel
    • Personnel and operating expenses

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